In Pathum Thani's Lam Luk Ka district yesterday, the driver of a trailer truck carrying foundation pillars reportedly dozed off behind the wheel at 7am, causing the vehicle to run over four pedestrians, killing three and injuring one. The driver fled the scene.
In Rayong, meanwhile, six people were killed and several others were injured when a transport van collided with a trailer truck on Road Number 36 (Bang Lamung-Rayong) at 12.10am yesterday.
In Suphan Buri, a woman crashed her car into a group of 10 bicycle riders, injuring nine of them, three seriously. The Suphan Buri Cycling Club members were riding along the Don Chedi-Uya Road at 10am when Manasawee Monwiratkul, 30, crashed into the group in her Mitsubishi Pajero as she took action to avoid another vehicle that had suddenly shifted lanes. Manasawee turned herself in to police at the scene.
And in Bangkok's Thung Khru district, Pol Senior Sgt-Major Orapong Khammanee sustained a serious head injury after being run over by a speeding motorcycle while manning a checkpoint. The two men on the motorcycle were arrested for attempted murder of an on-duty police officer and drunk driving. Orapong's family also received Bt10,000 assistance money from police to boost their morale.